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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus



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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus Margaret Atwood ebook
Page: 224
Format: epub
ISBN: 1841957178, 9781841957173
Publisher: Canongate U.S.


The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood has been lurking in my sidebar for months, in fact it's still there, but it will be moving on shortly. 679 results found for "The Penelopiad The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus Myths pdf". I am rather rapidly making my way through Canongate's Myths series and just concluded another: Marget Atwood's The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus. In The Penelopiad, she focuses on the terrible fate of Penelope's twelve maids, strung up by the neck by Odysseus and his son Telemachus once they have butchered Penelope's 120 suitors who endlessly harassed her in the 20 years of Odysseus' absence. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths). It was published in 2005 as part of the first set of books in the Canongate Myth Series where contemporary authors rewrite ancient myths. I liked the subversive After Atwood's The Penelopiad, I'm reading Jeanette Winterson's Weight and Karen Armstrong's A Short History of Myth, another title in the Canongate Myth series. The Penelopiad (2005) is another in the Canongate Myth Series, in which well-known writers retell a well-known myth. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood is a modern-day, rather irreverent, retelling of the myth of Penelope, Odysseus's very faithful wife, and her maids. I personally cant find much love for these “add on” stories to classic greek myths. Besides Augustus and The Golden Mean, I've come across these: Ransom (about Achilles) – David Malouf The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus – Margaret Atwood. Is this century becoming boring to writers? I've already reviewed two of these – Ragnarok: The End of the Atwood is also interested in an incident in Homer's version in which, after the suitors have been dispatched, Telemachus, the son of Penelope and Odysseus, hangs twelve salve girls who are said to have consorted with the suitors. Availibility :Usually ships in 1-2 business days. The Penelopiad is a novella by Margaret Atwood. Amazing to me, how Margaret Atwood can take the wife of Odysseus straight out of the Greek myths, and by giving her a personality, as well as a voice, remind me of the women in my very favorite book of hers, The Robber Bride. For to me, as much as anything, The Penelopiad is about the wiles of Helen of Troy against the faithfulness of her cousin, Penelope. In Homer's depiction we see them as innocent by standards, but in the Penelopiad we see that they are used by Penelope to spy and keep the suitors busy till Odysseus is to return home.